Best of 2013 Hearing

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My Experience with Sudden Hearing Loss

An experience with sudden hearing loss and tinnitus in one ear affects listening to speech, music and sounds, but provides more of a push to play the piano. »

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My First Walk4Hearing

After being invited to the HLAA Walk4Hearing, Nancy M. Williams at first resisted attending because she was still coming to terms with her own hearing loss. »

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Piano Practice with High-Frequency Hearing Loss

High-frequency hearing loss has led amateur pianist Ricker Choi to perform with earplugs, turn down the volume, and spend practice time away from the piano. »

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Practice Listening with Your Body

Next time you practice piano, practice listening to and feeling the sounds and vibrations using your entire body, suggests deaf composer Jay Alan Zimmerman. »

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Preparing for Fun and… WHAT?

Preparing for groups with hearing loss can be frustrating; how can you meet everyone's needs while running a smooth event? Jay Alan Zimmerman offers tips. »

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Lipreading Mom Wants to Stop Hearing Loss Bullying

Shanna Groves, aka Lipreading Mom, is spearheading a campaign to put an end to bullying that happens all too often to people with hearing loss and deafness. »

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A Different Way of Listening

Hearing loss and music, the theme of her latest documentary, is a personal subject for Lindsey Dryden, who is deaf in one ear and grew up playing the piano. »

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Friends with Hearing Loss

Dinner with a fellow musician with hearing loss offers Nancy M. Williams communion and validation, while at the same time forcing her to face her fears. »

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My Secret to Finding a Good Hearing Doctor

The best way to find a good hearing doctor is by word of mouth, but the first step is deciding to be open about hearing loss in the face of social stigma. »

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Studying the Viola with Cochlear Implants

Despite wearing cochlear implants due to hearing loss in both ears, Wendy Cheng has played classical music all her life, and has a deep love for the viola. »

Music and Lyricals in Song without Words

Music is the heart of the deaf, says Gerald Shea, after discovering he has been living with a hearing loss for years, in his new memoir, Song without Words. »

Hearing Loss at the Opera

The opera singer Ben Luxon denied his hearing loss until he couldn’t anymore. An exclusive excerpt from Katherine Bouton's new book, Shouting Won't Help. »

Hearing Health Affirmations

Do you have a hearing loss? Learn about how hearing health affirmations, positive declarations you make to yourself, can supplement traditional medicine. »